[Movies] Garth Davis Set to Direct Shantaram for Producer Johnny Depp
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.09.2013
Based on the Gregory David Roberts’ novel…
Deadline reports that Garth Davis is in talks to direct the upcoming film, Shantaram, for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Davis has previously directed several episodes of Top of the Lake for the Sundance Channel. Shantaram would be his feature film directing debut.
The film is slated to star Joel Edgerton and is based on a novel by Gregory David Roberts. The story follows an Australian heroin addict who escapes a maximum-security prison and reinvents himself as a doctor treating the destitute in the slums of Bombay. Soon he falls into counterfeiting, gun-running, and smuggling in order to procure medicine.
Johnny Depp is producing the film through his Infinitum Nihil banner alongside Christi Dembrowski and through GK Films, Graham King.